Welcome to the Official site of Starlight Jazz Quartet!

Playing popular Great American Songbook Standards, as well as Straight-ahead and Latin Jazz, Starlight Jazz Quartet will get you swingin’ and swayin’ to both instrumental and vocal selections from early jazz to the Big Band Era, through the 50’s and beyond, including great composers like Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin, and favorite singers like Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett,  Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra and so many more!  We can be background music for cocktails and dinner, or the main event for an evening of dinner and dancing.  We play for both private parties and public venues, large and small, and can work with your wedding or event coordinator to make your celebration truly special!

Starlight Jazz Quartet is an ensemble of some of Southern California’s premier jazz musicians, who have come together to bring your next event to life.  With founding members Nadia Smelser on Vocals, Carl Smelser on Drums, plus a mix of top-flight musicians on piano and double-bass, Starlight Jazz Quartet can provide the elegant, sophisticated, and nostalgic ambience to make any occasion truly memorable!

Please enjoy a video of “Sabor a Mi” from a recent performance, below: